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How do I recover this failed usb drive installation?

Discussion in 'Hard Disks internal / external' started by smogmonster, Oct 15, 2018.

  1. smogmonster

    smogmonster Vu+ Newbie

    I was trying to install a new wd 4tb powered usb drive to use with my vu+ uno 4k using black hole 3.04.

    I have done this successfully in the past, but this time I messed up. I set the mount points as media/hdd instead of media/usb. When I restarted the receiver is stuck on the black hole logo.

    I disconnected the usb drive and restarted the receiver successfully in an attempt to change the mount points back to media/usb, but without the drive connected there is not the option in device manager.

    I should also say I did not format the disk in the disk format wizard as I should have done.

    My question is: how can I undo these errors and get back to a position where I can start the installation from the beginning again?

    Many thanks for any help.
  2. smogmonster

    smogmonster Vu+ Newbie

    I think I managed to sort it out. I disconnected the drive, restarted the receiver, then went into device manager and pressed save, and then restarted the box. Then I rwconnected the usb drive.

    That took me back to a position where I can restart the installation and I am currently formatting the drive. With luck it will be ok now?

    I suppose this could still be useful for anyone in the future who may find themselves in a similar situation.

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